Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart Topics for Discussion

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Do you think the trouble that Iris and Jinx experienced as a white girl and a black boy would be different today than it was in the 1950s?

Why do you think Jinx came to the defense of Iris, a white girl whom he really didn't even know?

Explain how the relationship between Iris and Jinx might evolve today as opposed to the 1950s.

What techniques do the characters use to protect their vulnerabilities? Explain.

Discuss the role of conscience as it pertains to both Iris and Jinx. Why is Iris essentially free of any remorse about Little Red Garlock and Jinx is constantly haunted by it?

How are Iris and Jinx similar in their personalities, outlooks, and behaviors? How are they different?

Discuss the final choices made by Iris and Jinx: Iris marrying Alan Savage and Jinx signing up to go to war...

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